Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Tardigrades

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Tardigrades more commonly known as water bears are a phylum of animals known to survive the most extreme conditions on earth, even surviving the environment of outer space. For my presentation I plan to talk about what allows for them to survive is such extreme and varying habitats such as their DNA, physical capabilities, their age of existence and how they have evolved, how studying these species can help humans, and better map the history of evolution. I hope for others to take away a better knowledge of a tardigrade as well as fully understanding the amazement of this species diversity.

http://tardigrades.bio.unc.edu/tardigrades/

http://uncnews.unc.edu/2015/11/23/a-huge-chunk-of-a-tardigrades-genome-comes-from-foreign-dna/

http://icb.oxfordjournals.org/content/42/3/652.full

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